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Jacqui Oakley 2014
It was great to be asked to be part of a talented crew of 10 Canadian illustrators and designers for the Greetings from Canada project. This is part of a limited edition run of fine letterpress cards put together by Vincent Perez and Tom Froese from Everlovin’ Press and includes Riley Cran, Benjamin Nelson, Genevieve Simms, Doublenaut, Kate O’Connor, Studio Tipi, Tom Froese, Rory O’Sullivan, and Yo Rodeo. Go to Greetings from Canada to buy individual cards for $4.00 or better yet, the full set for $40.00! Hope you like my saucy addition to the pack.
Here’s some of my inking process before I brought the ink drawings into the computer to colourize it and get it ready fro letterpress.
Above: card by Riley Cran
Above: card by Doublenaut
Above: card by Studio Tipi
Above: card by Tom Froese
Above: card by Genevieve Simms
So great to be a part of such a talented group of Canadians and to see my work in letterpress for the first time. Thanks Everlovin’ Press! Be sure to pick up a pack before they sell out at Greetings from Canada.
HOLIDAY PRINT SALE – 20% off all the prints in my shop until Nov 30th! Just use the code 2013HOLIDAYSALE at the checkout in my Etsy shop.
It’s Nook’s 2nd annual Holiday Sale, and I’m happy to announce I’ll be there with my prints and the work of Toronto’s best illustrators. It’s a great chance to buy art gifts for the holidays or just to drop by and say hello to all of us. Nook is located at 156 Augusta Avenue, Toronto ON, M5T 2L4 in Toronto’s Kensington Market. It’s a great collective which brings together all types of commercial artists with inspiring classes and events and with the goal of fostering collaboration and community. Be sure to check out their upcoming events and talks. We’re so lucky to have this in our community. A big shout out to Julia Breckenreid for all the work she does here.
Mark your calendars please, this a great opportunity to find a perfect, original gift – whether it’s original art, prints, objects or ephemera. Here’s the great line-up!
Tracy Walker – Marco Cibola – Claire Manning – Martha Chan – Melissa Verge
Carl Wiens – Jen Hsieh – Kyle Reed – Katy Dockrill – Rob Collinet – Jacqui Oakley
Jennifer Prior – Courtney Wotherspoon – Dave Murray – Carey Sookocheff
Julia Breckenreid – Jody Hewgill – Kagan McLeod – Ben Shannon – Derek Wuenschirs
Cinders McLeod – Kathryn Adams – Sandra Dionisi – Steve Wilson – Arv Slabosevicius
Thom Sevalrud – Clayton Hamner – Trio Magnus – Hyein Lee
I was struck by the grace and the strength of these two animals when considering animals for an endangered species series. It’s incredible to think that these two striking creatures might disappear altogether.
Sadly the magnificent Western Lowland Gorilla is now critically endangered due to exceptionally high levels of hunting and disease-induced mortality from the Ebola Virus, which combined are estimated to have caused its abundance to decline by more than 60% alone over the last 20 to 25 years. For more information go to the IUCN Red list.
Find more information about the prints on my Etsy shop.
The long-lived Siberian crane qualifies as critically endangered owing to fears that its global population will decline extremely rapidly over the next three generations following the development of the Three Gorges Dam in China which threatens the wintering grounds used by the vast majority of individuals. For more information please go to the IUCN Red List.
Just wanted to let you all know about some new pieces in my Etsy shop. I know some people who bought the smaller Lion print wanted a full sized version, well it’s now up on my site & it’s a limited edition. Here’s a few pics of what’s new, including Octopus vs Crab from the Zoo exhibit. Prints range from $35 – $175 depending on the size.
Thought I’d start with the Eli & Oskar image from the film Let the Right One In. Happy Halloween folks!